Prior to joining the company, Tom was President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Brix Networks, a global provider of converged service assurance solutions that was acquired by EXFO to serve as the foundation for its service assurance market entry.
Previously, Tom was the Founder of New Oak Communications, a pioneering leader in Virtual Private Network (VPN) switches, which was subsequently acquired by Bay Networks (now Nortel Networks) to create the Contivity Extranet Switch product family. Before starting New Oak, Tom was an industry analyst, serving as Director of Forrester Research’s Network Strategy Service, where he focused on the commercial use of the Internet, and defined the market for corporate intranets and the possibilities of private data services over the public Internet.
Earlier in his career, he held marketing and engineering positions of increasing responsibility at several Boston-area technology companies. Tom also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Boston Museum of Science.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Neural Science from Brown University, where he was also a founding board member of the Brown Entrepreneurship Program.